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Davy Kehoe (Wah Wah Wino), Ruutu Pois, Flegon, I:Cube, and Jordan GCZ reframe Gilb’R’s plush debut album tracks in subtly faithful ways
‘On danse comme des fous’ marked over a quarter century of skin in the game for pivotal Parisian DJ, producer, and owner of Versatile Record; Gilbert Cohen. His selection of remixers for the album reflect the diversity of his music’s bonds between oddball beatdown funk and thick-of-it club gear, spanning veteran and young artists alike.
Gilb’R’s own exclusive cut ‘L’inconscient rebel’ lends the set a skudgy psychedelic slant alongside two highlights from Dublin’s Davy Kehoe, bringing the Wah Wah Wino steez to ‘Triangle Days’ in the sublime ambient pop buoyancy of his ‘Vocal Mix’ and a cinematic remix, proper. Estonia’s Ruutu Pois brings a like-minded breeziness to his take on ’Super Spreader’, and he looks closer to home for a sultry flip of ‘Я не хочу знать’ by Paris band Flegon, with even the likes of I:Cube playing intuit rh downbeat feel on the spherical re-rub of ‘Reaching’, but we can trust Amsterdam’s Jordan GCZ to stock the ‘floor with an anxious overhaul of ‘Changa.’